Instructions to Authors
Types of contributions
Scientific and technical papers, and review articles
are the main contributions accepted. Moreover, the journal will also publish
short notes, limited to a length of four pages including references; technical
notes dedicated to the presentation of current research activity or significant
original data, and book reviews. In the case of articles of strictly regional
or local interest, the contribution should be limited to the essentials.
Submission of papers
The manuscript should not have been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere. Submission of a multi-authored manuscript
implies the consent of all participating authors. Manuscripts (one original
and three copies) should be sent to the Technical Editor at the address
given on the front inner cover page. An e-mail address is also available
for any assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors are encouraged to submit the accepted text in both a hardcopy
and an electronic version (e.g., a disk, or anonymous ftp at bgta.ogs.trieste.it).
Files must correspond exactly to the hardcopy and may include figures.
The operating system, the word- or text-processor, and picture format
used to save pictures should be specified clearly. An ASCII version of
the manuscript should be included as well. More detailed guidelines and
further information are available from the publisher, at the e-mail address
Before publication, each manuscript will undergo a
reviewing process. The Editor-in-Chief will assign the manuscript to an
Associate Editor who is directly in charge of the reviewing process of
the manuscript and will send the manuscript for evalutation to reviewers.
The final decision on publication will be made by the Editor-in-Chief.
Editing and styling will be done at the discretion of the publisher.
All papers must be written in English, in double-spaced
typing on pages of uniform size (preferably A4); ample margins should
be left. Papers should not normally exceed 20 printed pages, including
figures and tables. The manuscript should be written in maximum consistency
with the style and layout of the journal.
The title of the paper should unambiguously reflect its contents. A
suggestion for an abbreviated running title should be given.
The author's name(s) and full postal address(es) should follow the title.
Where an author has moved permanently or temporarily to a new address,
this should be indicated as a footnote on the first page. An author to
contact should be specified, if several authors are involved.
Each paper must be provided with an Abstract of about 100-150 words,
describing concisely the purpose and results of the paper.
If the paper was presented at a meeting, mention should be made thereof
in the acknowledgements.
The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data:
if it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses.
Abbreviations for units should follow the suggestions of the American
Institute of Physics (AIP) Style Manual. Where abbreviations are likely
to cause ambiguity or to not be readily understood by an international
readership, units should be written in full. The full stop should not
be included in abbreviations, e.g., m (not m.), ppm (not p. p. m.), "%" and "/"
should be used in preference of "per cent" and "per".
Footnotes should be avoided, especially if they contain information
which could equally well be included in the text.
Computer programs, if any, should preferably be given as a digital ASCII
file; otherwise they will be reproduced photographically from the original
The use of proprietary names should be avoided. Papers essentially of
an advertising nature will not be accepted.
should be cited at the appropriate point in the text with
the author's name followed by the year of publication; thus, "according
to Finetti (1982)" or "as shown in an earlier paper (Marussi, 1983)".
When there are two or more papers by the same author published in the
same year, the distinguishing letters, a, b, etc. should be added to the
year. The name of two coauthors must be linked by "and"; for three or
more, the first author's name must be followed by "et al.". References
should be listed together at the end of the paper and arranged alphabetically
without numbering. Only cited references should be included in the list.
Examples of layout of references are given below.
Slejko D., Caporali A., Stirling M. and Barba S.; 2010:
Occurrence probability of moderate to large earthquakes in Italy
based on new geophysical methods.
J. Seismol., 14, 27-51, DOI 10.1007/s10950-009-9175-x.
Richter C.F.; 1978:
W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 768 pp.
Rikitake T.; 1975:
Dilatancy model and empirical formulas for an earthquake area.
In: Wyss M. (ed), Earthquake prediction and rock mechanics, Birkhuser Verlag,
Basel und Stuttgart, pp. 141-147.
Garcia J. and Slejko D.; 2009:
Scenario earthquakes for tsunami generation in the Ionian Sea.
In: Slejko D. e Rebez A. (eds), Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida, 28°
Convegno Nazionale, Riassunti estesi delle comunicazioni. Stella Arti Grafiche, Trieste, pp. 375-380.
Garcia J., Slejko D., Alvarez L., Peruzza L. and Rebez A.; 2003:
Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for Cuba.
In: Slejko D. (ed), Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida, Atti del 21°
Convegno nazionale, CD-Rom, Prospero, Trieste, file 04.20.
A short history of intensity and intensity scales.
Montaldo V.; 2005:
Seismic hazard and uncertainties assessment in north-easternItaly:
comparing approches with varied geological and seismological background.
PH.D. Thesis in Geological Sciences and Geo-Tecnologies for Environment and Territory,
XVIII cycle, Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, 146 pp.
Carulli G.B.; 2006:
Carta geologica del Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Koulakov I.; 2011:
High-frequency P and S velocity anomalies in the upper mantle beneath Asia from inversion of worldwide traveltime data.
J. Geophys. Res., 116, B04301, 22 pp., doi:10.1029/2010JB007938.
The original and three copies, which may be of reduced size,
of each illustration should be provided. Drawings may be submitted in
any medium providing that they are of good quality and sharp contrast.
Poor illustrations will be refused. Color illustrations are accepted,
but their printing cost will be charged to the authors.
The size of the drawings should be approximately 1.5 times, and never
more then 2.5 times, the final size. Line weight and lettering should
be selected accordingly. Size of characters should be such that after
reduction the smallest character will not be less than 1.5 mm. Photographs
should be submitted as contrasting prints on glossy paper.
Numbering and captioning
Each illustration should be given a figure
number in Arabic numerals. Each table should be given a table number in
Arabic numerals. The number, as well as the name(s) of the author(s) of
the paper, should be written on the reverse side of each illustration
Figures and tables must have a caption or title which is referred to
in a list attached to the manuscript. Captions should never be incorporated
in the drawings. Scales should be indicated graphically and not numerically.
Equations should all be numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers, and
refered to within the text by Eq. or Eqs. followed by the pertinent number
The (contact) author will receive a set of proofs to be checked
by typesetting editing. No new material may be inserted in the text at
the time of proof reading unless accepted by the Editor-in-Chief. Proofs
should be returned within a week.
Page charges and reprints
There will be no page charges, except for
color pictures which will be charged at their actual cost. The (contact)
author will receive free of charge 30 reprints. Additional copies can
be ordered on a reprint order form that will be sent with the page proofs
and will be charged at current printing prices.
Publication of an article implies the transfer of the copyright
from the author to the publisher, by signing the "Transfer of Copyright"
agreement after manuscript is received. Permission to quote from this journal
with acknowledgement of the source is granted.